For the Love of Penguins

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Have you ever wondered what do penguins know about love? Let me tell you…they know quite a bit and we could learn a lot from them.

Penguins will quite often dance for joy at the sight of their LOVED one.(Thus the wonderful movie Happy Feet comes to mind)

Penguins aren’t shy about sharing their love and will often sing their love for each other. Just like people in a lasting relationship, they find that hanging out with their partner or loved one is one of the greatest joy in life.

Did you know that Penguins stay with their mate for life? When Penguins find their soul mate, they stay their entire life with them, to the end. Penguins are monogamous, just like humans. They mate for life.

We show our affection for our spouse or girlfriend/boyfriend by kissing.  Penguins do the same thing, only with their beaks. They rub their beaks on their mate or preen their mates feathers as a sign of love.  Just like you or me, they close their eyes when they kiss.

So let’s love like a Penguin.  Love for life. Kiss with your eyes closed.

Mary Homer

Fairy Tale Weddings by Mary

http://www.fairytaleweddingsbymary.com

 

 

Favorite Valentine Gifts

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What’s your FAVORITE Valentine gift?  Is is a red heart shaped box of chocolates?  Or does your special someone give you a special piece of jewelry to show his love and appreciation?

The most popular gifts include:

  • Chocolates (candy makes the top of the list)
  • Hallmark greeting card (full of sentiment and emotion)
  • Going out for dinner or a movie (a little alone time never hurts)
  • Flowers, particularly red roses are the flower of choice at this time of year, however tulips are becoming popular
  • Jewelry rounds out the top 5 Valentine gifts (a sure winner for any special girl in your life)

Thoughtful and romantic Valentine gifts are perfect for your wife or girlfriend, but don’t forget your mom, daughter(s) or a special friend or family member.  Remember Valentines day isn’t about gifts, but about spending time with the ones you love.

Wishing you a fabulous Valentine Day my friends!

Mary Homer

Fairy Tale Weddings by Mary

http://www.fairytaleweddingsbymary.com

 

Top 8 Wedding Trends in 2019

The 2019 Wedding Season is in full gear and so are this years wedding trends. Here are the top 8 wedding trends we see for the upcoming season.

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Cakes and desserts will have an artistic flair to their edible displays.  Macaroon towers provides height and drama while Croquembouche is elegant and enticing.  And let’s not forget the ever favorite cake pop displays, which can be ornate and lavish.  The visual interest will make these displays fun for your guests.

Grazing tables have been around for awhile, however they will become more elaborate.  My favorite include a wonderful array of breads, cheeses, meats, nuts, fruits and some sweet delights for sure.

Interactive Food Stations are staples for any wedding.  Entertaining your guests while they make a choice of food options keeps them engaged and makes their experience memorable.

Floral displays will be dramatic with gold rings and wooden beams.  They add that touch of drama you want for interest and depth.

circular arbor      courtesy of Pretty Little Vintage Company

Custom signs are always a necessity for your guests.  This includes seating charts and mirrors, letter boards and inspirational escort cards.  Being creative is the best part for brides and grooms, as you get to show your personality.  Our recent clients traveled a lot and chose to use custom postcards for their guests escort cards.  It was personal to the couple and so much fun for their guests.

Copper will be oh so popular this wedding season.  Copper adds a modern touch and is so versatile with so many color schemes, including “Pantone’s Color of the Year” of Coral.  Whether it’s Coral or your favorite shade of Lilac or Pale Pink, Copper has the ability to incorporate itself effortlessly.

Centerpieces in wooden boxes will be popular and are chic.  They are simply so versatile.  They work well with weddings which are elegant, rustic or simply romantic.  They offer natural elements including plants, succulents, flowers, crystals and stones.

Favors are always a question I receive from clients. Should I or shouldn’t I?  Favors are still very popular, in particular edible favors.  Guests love something they can eat and enjoy.  So when thinking of favors don’t be afraid to think outside of the box with options like popcorn, maple syrups, spices, or oils.  Truffles are always a great favor, but thinking outside the box makes that favor fabulous!

So when planning your wedding, be sure it reflects you and is personal.  This is your day to share with family and friends and it should always be about you as a couple.

Happy planning!

Mary Homer

Fairy Tale Weddings and Events – http://www.fairytaleweddingsandeventsbymary.com

*article contributions from WeddingWire

*photo contribution by Pretty Little Vintage Company

 

 

You Can Rent That???

Are you planning a wedding or special event?  Looking for gorgeous, expensive centerpieces but are deterred by the initial sticker shock associated with purchasing each and every one of them? How will you ever afford them?  The answer is rentals.  If you can think of it, someone likely has it for rent, whether it’s centerpieces, stylish or modern furniture, or elegant linens.  Rentals are the perfect option.

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(courtesy of Brianna Pisani @ The Pretty Little Vintage Company http://www.prettylittlevintageco.com)

We all know how expensive it can be to purchase a piece of furniture or elaborate linens for the holidays.  So think outside of the box.  What kind of items you may ask?  The sky’s the limit for rentals!  You will find furniture (numerous styles, colors and generations), accessories galore (suitcases, candle holders, pillows, books, boxes, tables and chairs, china, flatware, glassware and chargers to name a few) and lets not forget linens (whether elaborate or simple you will find many, many options).

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(Photo courtesy of Alexandra Reed Photography/ Furniture courtesy of The Pretty Little Vintage Company http://www.prettylittlevintageco.com)

There are many companies providing you with the items you may need or want.  Local and out of town companies have a variety of items to view and rent.  So explore your options and if possible be sure to view the items prior to renting them.  This allows you to know the condition the items are in.  If you can’t inspect them, be sure to view a picture of the item and inspect it upon arrival.

This is a field that is growing exponentially. This option will allow you to stretch your budget with fabulous choices.  So be sure to dream big, even on a budget.

Love the photos in this post, be sure to check out http://www.prettylittlevintageco.com.

Happy planning!

Mary Homer – Fairy Tale Weddings & Events

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Sweets Desserts for Your Sweet Heart

Valentines Day is just around the corner. Have you gotten your Sweet Heart a little something special to show your love?  Here’s a very ideas I know you’ll enjoy.

  • Sweets for my sweetheart

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  • It’s all about the conversation

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  • It’s all from the heart

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  • For your Fashionista!

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  • Cupids arrows for your heart

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  • Let’s keep healthy

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  • A little healthy and maybe alot of fun

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  • Cupcake heaven

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Wishing you and yours a fabulous Valentines Day!

Mary Homer- Fairy Tale Weddings & Events